Alifu, the Prince/ss

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Alifu, the Prince/ss
Alifu, the Princess (阿莉芙).jpg
Theatrical release poster
MandarinĀ lì fú
Directed byWang Yu-lin
Produced byGene Yao
Liu Ji-gang
Written byWang Yu-lin
Hsu Hua-chien
Juliana Hsu
Hua Bai-rong
Chen Hui-ling
StarringUtjung Tjakivalid
Music byBlaire Ko
CinematographyWang Pan-yun
Edited byHong Dong-ren
Chang Yi-nian
Magnifique Creative Media Production
Distributed bySwallow Wings Films
Release date
  • October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26) (TIFF)
  • October 27, 2017 (2017-10-27) (Taiwan)
Running time
91 minutes
BudgetNT$20 million[1]
Box officeNT$600,000 (Taipei)[2]
Premier interview at Tokyo International Film Festival

Alifu, the Prince/ss is a 2017 Taiwanese drama film directed by Wang Yu-lin. It premiered at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival.[3]


In one of three stories in the film, Alifu is a 25-year-old man who works at a salon in the city. However, as the only son of an aboriginal tribal chief, he is torn between realizing his dream of becoming a woman and inheriting the chief position handed down by his father.[4]


  • Utjung Tjakivalid as Alifu
  • Chao Yi-lan as Li Pei-zhen
  • Wu Pong-fong as Wu
  • Bamboo Chen as Sherry
  • Cheng Jen-shuo as Chris
  • Angie Wang as Angie
  • Ara Kimbo as Chief Dakanao
  • Matt Fleming as Jonathan

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Recipients Result Ref.
20th Taipei Film Awards Best New Talent Utjung Tjakivalid Won
54th Golden Horse Awards Best Supporting Actor Bamboo Chen Won [5]
Best Original Screenplay Wang Yu-lin, Hsu Hua-chien, Hua Bai-rong,
Juliana Hsu and Chen Hui-ling


  1. ^ "【全文】《阿莉芙》善用版權代理 王育麟把冷門國片賣全球 - 鏡週刊".
  2. ^ "開眼電影網--新版--".
  3. ^ "Alifu, the Prince/ss - 30th Tokyo International Film Festival".
  4. ^ "安能「變」我是雄雌 《阿莉芙》的他與她 - 文化週報 - 自由時報電子報".
  5. ^ "台北金馬影展 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival".

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